After Amber Guyger was sentenced to 10 years in prison, victim impact statements took place in the courtroom.
Botham Jean’s brother Brandt went first, speaking about his brother.
“If you truly are sorry, I know I can speak for myself, I forgive you. I know if you go to God and ask him, he will forgive you,” said Brandt Jean.
They hold each other while audibly crying for about a full minute, hug each other multiple times and share a few words together.
Shortly after they embraced, Judge Tammy Kemp came off the bench to speak to Botham Jean’s family, sharing hugs and quiet words on the side of the courtroom.
Kemp then approached Guyger and gave her the gift of a Bible. The judge and Guyger also shared a hug following that moment.
Here’s more of Brandt Jean’s statement: